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    The Makokola Retreat

    P.O.Box 59, Mangochi, Malawi
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good36%
    • Average11%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “golf course” (10 reviews)
    “pizza” (10 reviews)
    “lake malawi” (22 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
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    Bar/Lounge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
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    Tennis Court
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    26 Nov.27 Nov.
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    1 - 5 of 110 reviews

    Reviewed 10 September 2017

    We stayed for 1 night (sadly), there was a large group of us travelling between Blantyre & Lilongwe and we arranged for a rest inbetween. A small slice of heaven. Rooms spacious & comfortable. Mosquito nets a bit of a challenge to fight your way...More

    Thank kblair2016
    Reviewed 11 August 2017

    I usually don't read a good review but I would rather read a bad one. I was skeptical about this hotel when I booked but WOW... There was nothing like those bad reviews at all. Service was excellent. Staffs were polite and helpful. Food was...More

    Thank Snittra
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    Before flying to Malawi, I read many good comments about this lake resort, but nothing can properly picture the magnificent of this gem. The place is a huge garden, plenty of green and trees, squirrels, monkeys, birds and lizards. The bar and the restaurant are...More

    Thank Alejandro P
    Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

    Visited the resort for a day,unfortunately it was very windy and therefore only opted for lunch as we couldn't swim or anything but nevertheless despite that lunch was great..the staff are absolutely well trained was amazed,and of course The Makokola Retreat is a beautiful spacious...More

    1  Thank Miss_N92
    Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

    Stayed for a week with my family. The rooms were spacious and done keeping the culture in mind. We had the beach view which was beautiful. It was kid friendly and the staff was really efficient from the word go. They arranged bookings, Halaal food...More

    1  Thank Umar Farooq K
    Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
    72 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Mangochi
    1.9 km
     
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    38 reviews
    #3 of 3 hotels in Mangochi
    4.0 km
     
    Pumulani
    109 reviews
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    36.9 km
     
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    87 reviews
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Tennis Court
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf Course
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 379 - USD 438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 70
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    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Southern Region >
    • Mangochi
    • Also Known As
    • The Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi ,
    • The Makokola Retreat Malawi/Mangochi
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    Traveller (135)
    Pool & Beach (47)
    Room & Suite (24)
    Dining (11)
    Hotel & Grounds (93)
    Bathroom (9)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Nearby
    Sun n Sand Holiday Resort
    38 reviews
    3.97 km away
     
    Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
    72 reviews
    1.89 km away
     
    Nearby Attractions
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    thetravs
    23 August 2016|
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    Response from Tionana_mawa | Reviewed this property |
    The best currency is US dollars; you can pay in dollars and can always change it when needed. In Malawi we generally give a 10% tip. In restaurants it is best to give a cash tip directly to the waiter/waitress as many... More
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    2 August 2016|
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    Response from gnamoloto | Property representative |
    We use UK plugs.
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    susan k
    27 May 2015|
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    Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
    Only 1 I believe ,it was where the president stays
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